This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)
Plastics on film
Bring Your Own Bag NY will show the film "Bag It" at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 9. The film follows Jeb Berrier as he examines the plastic in our world and the cost of our reliance on plastics. Berrier will also offer suggestions on how to reduce our dependence on plastics. The film will be shown at the Wood Library, 5263 Parkside Drive, Canandaigua. Bring your own mug for a free hot beverage.
Forum on living wage fight
The Calvary St. Andrew's Presbyterian Parish and several co-sponsors will present "Wedge Wage," a public forum to organize for a living wage in Rochester, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 5. A panel discussion featuring Elizabeth Nicolas, staff attorney with the Empire Justice Center; and the Rev. William Wilkinson of Trinity Emmanuel Presbyterian Church and the Rochester Alliance for Transforming Society. The event will be held at the German House, 315 Gregory Street.
Discussing equality for women
Equal in Faith will present "International Women's Day: a Call for Gender Equality in Faith Institutions," from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 8. The meeting will showcase the struggle for equality in churches, synagogues, and mosques. Cost: $16.95, which includes a meal. The event will be held at the Holiday Inn, 911 Brooks Avenue. Reservations: 880-2847.
Habitat protection talk
The Genesee Land Trust and Broccolo Tree and Lawn Care will present "Think Spring" as part of the Backyard Habitat Tour at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10. Lois Dannenberg, certified arborist, and Rachel Edwards, ecological design consultant, will talk about protecting natural habitats: providing food, water, shelter, and space for wildlife. The event will be held at the Penfield Library, 1985 Baird Road.